Saturday, December 23, 2017

PARADISE RENEWED

New floor finished, visible sawdust hoovered, invisible sawdust probably hiding in lungs, but look how lovely everything is.

At the oriental carpet shop around the corner where I got my new rug the man explained that this design represents paradise. Paradise! As described in Genesis - it's all there, four corners and everything. Too wondrous for words, my humble home is paradise. The green house plant is my Christmas tree, decorated with offcuts of gold 3-D paper which gleams brightly and when you get up close, reflects your face like a miniature Dutch painting. 

The plant, named Reju (long story) has been with me since babyhood - the plant's babyhood, not mine - and would grow through the ceiling if allowed. It has personality and while it doesn't respond when I apologise for cutting bits off, it is obviously very happy with me.

My Christmas will be solo and if you intend to go Awwww in that so-sorry-for-you way, please don't! The absolute truth is that I really love it this way. I am by nature and inclination a soloist and actually have fun on my own. Yes I do enjoy good company and all its joys but have long outgrown the obsession - it was an obsession at one time - with partnership and other variants on that situation. Been there done that. I love the family and friends that fate has kindly given me and am happy to be with them when that occurs. But it's not a need. There's so much stuff to do, to play with, when I'm on my own.

A toast to you all, alone or in company, and may life always amaze you.


6 comments:

Catalyst said...

Have yourself a very merry Christmas, Natalie.

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Same to you and your family, Bruce.

Tom said...

I love the way the painting above the fireplace could, if moved through the appropriate planes, be a strange reflection of your living room table.

Well dear friend, you won't quite be on your own over Christmas [or any other time]. There'll be thoughts a-plenty winging your way.

Much love, Tom, Lucy and Elfie. xxx

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Tom, that's exactly what that painting (2008) was: a sort of cubist-ish reflection of that table with a few apples arranged on it. I made a video of the progress of that painting (title: Sonata for Apples and Chairs). Here's a link to it:

https://vimeo.com/884316

Thank you very much for your lovely comment and more love to the three of you. xxx

Davoh said...

Sofa - so good? Sheesh, have found; from the local "waste transfer Station"; found and discarded three 'sofa's' so far.

Meh. Wish ing you all the best - for this - and many years to come.

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Happy 2018 Davoh. With some tools, imagination and a length of fabric you could resurrect one of those abandoned sofas!